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A Handful of Sarcochilus Orchids

This morning I see that a number of my Sarcochilus from AON are in flower so I brought the smaller ones inside for a photo shoot. Here is the lineup outside: And here is the ‘handful’ inside: These are the … Continue reading

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Too Many Books, Too Little Time

…and too little time left, I should add. I have too many books.  When friends suggest I go to the library, I ask: how would authors eat?  Of course it’s not that I worry about starving writers; it was an excuse.  Maybe, it’s because I … Continue reading

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Food Notes from a Qing Dynasty Scholar

Recently I acquired a book of notations on food by a Qing Dynasty scholar, Yuan Mu (袁牧 1716 -1797). I love food but I have not written much about it.  I get distracted; being interested in too many things.  My urban … Continue reading

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